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Harold J. Ambuehl Elementary 
28001 San Juan Creek Rd
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Main Line. . .  949-661-0400
Fax. . .  949-488-3158
Call In Sick. . .  949-661-3412
YMCA. . .  949-493-5327


Call-In-Sick Line

Please utilize the Call-In-Sick line to report your child's absence or to clear an absence.

Call-In-Sick Line

Office Hours

Summer Office Hours:

Office closed

Wed, Aug 5 - Fri, Aug 7
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mon, Aug 10 - Wed, Aug 12
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thurs, Aug 13/Regular office hours
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM


School Hours

Grades 1-5
7:45 - 2:05 (M, W, Th, F)
7:45 - 12:50 (T)

Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri.:
Early Birds -- 7:45- 11:38
Late Owls -- 9:15 - 1:08

Early Birds -- 7:45 - 11:38
Late Owls -- 7:45 - 11:38

Today: 8/4/15


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Please check the Ambuehl PTA website for PTA events and information.

Ambuehl Elementary Upcoming events:



  • Ambuehl office opens. . . Wednesday, August 5
  • Class placement notification/email and phone notification. . . Monday, August 24, 4:00 PM
  • Boys & Girls Club (SJC) closed. . . Monday, August 24 - Monday, September 7 (re-opens Tuesday, September 8)
  • First Day of school. . . Tuesday, August 25

Drop off/pick up Reminders

  • Please enter the parking lot for drop-off/pick-up at the stop sign located at Cartagena.

  • After entering the parking lot, continue forward to drop-off/pick-up area.

  • Pull forward as far as possible. The BLUE sign indicates the start of the drop off/pick up area.

  • Remind your children to have their backpacks and school materials ready to go before you enter the parking lot.

  • Do not leave your car unattended at the drop-off/pick-up zone.

  • Please do not drop off or pick up your children in the bus lane.

  • Exit the parking lot at Cartagena.

  • Model safe behavior and use the crosswalk on the street and in the parking lot.

Mrs. Sullivan teaching a lesson. Mrs. Bushell enjoys PTA McTeacher Night! Mr. DuCharme smiles during a class lesson. Mrs. Caestecker is ready for recess duty! Mrs. Tatarian smiles while in her classroom. Mrs. Young working with two students. Mrs. Devaney working with a student. Mrs. Chaddock in her classroom. Harold Ambuehl - 1977 Portrait Mr. Coon smiling while working with a group of students. Harold Ambuehl - 1950 Mrs. Weirath teaching students how to print the letter G. Harold Ambuehl - 1950 Copy (14) of 0 - BLANK FRAME.jpg Mrs. Fiorenza smiles while working with her kindergarten students.
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New Student Online Enrollment

If your child is new to CUSD, please click here to complete your enrollment on-line.

2015/16 Class Notifications

As a district, in order to protect your child’s personal information, we will no longer be posting the class lists outside the kindergarten classrooms the day before school begins. That information will be available on your parent portal and a voice message will go out on the phone to your home on Monday August 24, starting at 4:00 PM. Please make sure your information on the Parent Portal is complete and up to date! 

Soaring Eagle E-Mails (Listserv)

Click Here to subscribe to Soaring Eagle ListServ e-mails and receive general email notifications directly from Anthony Bogle, Ambuehl's Principal.

Quote of the week

“Have a great summer!.




Student Fees & Donations

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